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UK Pharmacist Part of Committee to Better Serve Patients with Heart Conditions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States more than 450,000 people are hospitalized each year due to a condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. AFib can cause chest pains, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, and ultimately increases the risk of stroke. While there are a variety of treatments for AFib, the American College of Cardiology Oversight Committee recently published an updated medication decision pathway for management of anticoagulation for AFib, venous thromboembolism (VTE), and other heart conditions.

UKCOP Researchers Receive $3M in Funding to Develop Treatments to Combat Ewing Sarcoma

A group of University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy researchers received $3 million in NIH funding to develop new treatments to combat the rare cancer Ewing sarcoma. Because cancer research is such a massive field spanning across different disciplines, UKCOP researchers decided to utilize team science to approach the project.

UK College of Pharmacy Hosts Town Hall New COVID Variants & Vaccines

Many still have questions about the vaccines and the rise of the new variants. To help answer those questions, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy hosted a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, with a panel of healthcare experts from UK HealthCare and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine.

How Women Pharmacists Sparked a National Conversation around Sexual Harassment

In 2017 the #MeToo Movement took the world of Hollywood by storm as dozens of women came forward with their experiences with sexual harassment. These stories created a domino effect in other industries as more women began to come forward, and the world began to see what women already knew: sexual harassment was a universal problem. As other industries worked on dealing with these "revelations," the field of pharmacy remained quiet.

UK Grad Student Receives NIH F31 Award for a project started with UK IRC pilot funding

UK College of Pharmacy graduate student Kaitlind Howard received a competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project that previously received pilot funding from the UK Igniting Research Collaborations program.

UK College of Pharmacy Celebrates Lyman T. Johnson Award Winner William Ifeachor (’12)

The Lyman T. Johnson African American Group, in partnership with the University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity, hosted the 30th Annual Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards on Feb. 1 virtually. Each college was asked to nominate alumni who embody the characteristics of determination and hard work and have affected the lives of people on campus, the community, the state, or our nation. The UK College of Pharmacy selected alumna William Ifeachor as the recipient of the 2021 Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award.

College of Pharmacy Celebrates Lyman T. Johnson Award Winner Anisa Moore

The UK College of Pharmacy's very own Anisa Moore was awarded the 30th annual Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer Award. The Lyman T. Johnson award is presented by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s Lyman T. Johnson African American Alumni Group and the University of Kentucky Office of Institutional Diversity.

Vertner Taylor ('60) says family taught him 'some of my most valuable lessons'

While Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to attend an all-white school, Vertner Taylor graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, making him the college’s first African American graduate. Taylor’s completion of his Bachelor of Science degree predates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making his achievements that much more significant.

A Duty to our Community: How Can Pharmacy Students Help?

The University of Kentucky is one of many vaccination centers that have begun administering COVID-19 vaccines to the public--but, with the added bonus of incorporating future healthcare leaders. UK College of Pharmacy students have been given the opportunity to administer vaccines alongside other medical professionals at the clinic since its opening in January.

The Power of a Kentucky Degree

During his tenure at Kroger, Hudspeth impacted countless lives, and he continues to be an example and mentor for other Black students hoping to pursue a healthcare career. Most recently, Hudspeth joined UK HealthCare to manage its retail location within Chandler Hospital. In addition to traditional community pharmacy duties, he reviews patient charts, consults on medication, and assists in discharging patients.

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.